Psychology is the study of the mind and behaviour which is why it is classed as a science subject. Psychologists try to explain why we think and act the way we do – so there’s plenty to think about.
What will I study?
Psychology is a challenging but rewarding course. You will develop skills relating to problem-solving, organisation and initiative that are in demand in the workplace.
You will study topics such as the ability of chimps to learn sign language, the development of phobias, and children’s understanding of quantity. You will also focus on a further range of topics including forensic psychology, health and clinical psychology and research methods.
Throughout the year we run trips and have visiting speakers that have included a forensic psychologist and an educational psychologist.
Where might it lead?
Psychology is a very helpful subject for many possible careers or courses in Higher Education.Whilst it is clearly relevant for careers/courses in the caring professions such as Clinical Psychology or Social Work, it is also relevant to many more such as: Medicine, Computer Science, Scientific and Social Research, Journalism, Advertising and Market Research, Nursing, Criminology, Counselling, Management, Personnel Management, Design Studies, Anthropology, Clinical Psychology, Teaching, Pharmacy, Biology.
Some of our students have gone on to study Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy or related courses. Psychology can be studied in Higher Education in combination with many other subjects.